Missing a Tooth?

Tooth loss is a pretty common problem that lots of people face for different reasons. It can be from tooth decay, a random sporting accident, a case of severe gum disease or a potentially failed root canal procedure. If left untreated, a gap in your smile does not only look unattractive, it can lead to oral health problems.

The teeth adjacent to the ‘gap’ will often shift or tilt into the vacant gap space, which in turn leads to instability in your other neighbouring teeth and then your bite will start to misalign leading to difficulty eating like normal.

To compound the problem, over time, the bone where the root of the missing tooth used to be starts to shrink away, making the gap worse or requiring tooth removal.

So, the loss of just a single tooth may seem like a small thing, but it can have a dramatic effect on your oral health, which can thankfully be fixed with a simple single-tooth implant procedure.

What are Tooth Implants?

A tooth implant is a fixed dental solution designed to replace one or more missing or decaying teeth. There are three parts to a single dental implant:

  1. The fixture is a tiny titanium screw; this is surgically inserted into your jawbone. This becomes the “tooth root” that holds everything in place.
  2. The abutment, the middle part that connects the fixture to your new crown.
  3. The crown, the top part that looks like a tooth, is designed to match your existing and surrounding teeth.

Implants are considered the gold standard solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.

What is a multiple teeth implant bridge?

A multiple teeth implant bridge is a fixed dental solution designed to replace multiple missing or decaying teeth.

A multiple teeth implant bridge or prosthesis is similarly made up of the fixture, the abutment and the crown. An implant bridge is an ideal solution if you’ve lost or are losing two or more of your natural teeth.

Tooth implants look, feel and function very similar to natural teeth. They mimic the contours, shape and form of natural teeth and are fixed in your mouth. This means that you cannot remove an implant once fitted.

Tooth implants are a preferred long-term treatment option to replace a tooth over other alternatives like traditional, removable dentures or tooth-supported bridges. With the aim to deliver high quality, natural tooth aesthetics to our Aria Dental patients, the single tooth implant solution offers the most natural-looking, feeling and functioning result.

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Benefits of a Dental Implant

Dental implants are the preferred treatment option if you’re missing a tooth.

Here’s why:

  • A dental implant offers the most natural looking, feeling and functioning teeth result;

  • Working like your natural teeth, the dental implant allows you to eat all types of foods;

  • A fixed dental implant removes the mobility and discomfort that can occur with a removable denture;

  • Dental implants prevent adjacent teeth from moving and then creating alignment problems;

  • Dental implants stimulate and preserve the remaining bone; unlike removable dentures which can cause bone loss; and

  • The positive psychological impact with the feeling of being truly rehabilitated – no more missing teeth.

Single Tooth Implant Procedure


After a clear and informative discussion with Aria Dental’s specialist Prosthodontist, we require diagnostic records to be able to create your implant treatment plan accurately. This involves taking multiple impressions (either moulds or digital scans) of your teeth to construct a study model for our specialty dental laboratory to design your new implant. We will also take intra-oral and extra-oral X-rays, CT cone beam scans and numerous clinical photographs. These records are essential for the planning phase and to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.


This first procedure involves Aria Dental’s specialist Prosthodontist removing the decayed or unwanted tooth. A dental implant (tiny titanium screw) is then placed into the jawbone in a process known as immediate implant placement. The surgery is completed with any necessary bone and tissue grafting repair. A precise impression of your jawline is then taken to design your crown/new tooth. In some instances, this may be done immediately and fitted on the same day. Normally a temporary ‘suck-down’ retainer or temporary crown is fitted to the implant screw (so you go home with a replacement tooth), and the process is completed later (Step 3).


After a period of healing over approximately three months, you will return for the fitting of the final crown (made of hard, long-lasting and aesthetic ceramic material). The design and manufacture will be completed by our expert laboratory technicians (who ensure everything is correct, based on your dental and facial features and aesthetic requirements); one of our Aria Dental implant experienced dentists will remove the temporary tooth and secure your definitive (final) new crown (and abutment) permanently. You will then be ready to go and show off your brand-new smile!

How Much is a Single Tooth Implant?

At Aria Dental, the price of an implant fixture, including the placement, the abutment and the crown, starts from $5,500*. Please do note that the price of your specific single tooth implant may vary, as each individual has a different clinical condition and different aesthetic needs. For example, some patients might require a bone graft, while others might first need an old tooth extracted. In other cases, some patients might opt to have full sedation. For an accurate free quote to match your needs, please book a complimentary dental implant consultation.
*Price guide dental implants cost Perth

Read more about the cost of dental implants here >


IMAGE DESCRIPTIONS Top Left: The patient had a single implant placed to replace a broken front tooth Top Right: An implant was placed, and the gum has healed Lower Left: An impression is taken for the laboratory Lower Right: A new ceramic crown is positioned onto the implant

Frequently Asked Questions

Are implants painful?

It may sound painful to get a dental implant, but you’ll be surprised to know that it’s more painful having a tooth removed than an implant placed. You’ll be given plenty of local anaesthetic, and if desired, you can receive sedation.

Are implants safe?

All surgical procedures carry some risk, although problems associated with dental implants (when placed correctly by a qualified practitioner) are rare. Dental implants are biocompatible, which means they are not rejected by the body, and integrate well with the bone and gums.

Dental implants are the best option for teeth replacement, but you can read about other options for replacing your missing teeth.

How long do dental implants last?

Once a dental implant has successfully fused to the bone and is functional, it should last many years, provided it is cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

What are single tooth implants/dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone, below the gum line. They act as an artificial tooth root, anchoring your new tooth/teeth replacement.

How much are single dental implants?

It’s misleading to quote the cost of a dental implant as other costs are always incurred. There are X-rays, plus surgical placement, exposure and more. There are also other required parts, such as an abutment and crown, or in the case of all missing teeth, several abutments and a fixed bridge. Approximately speaking, though, the price of an implant, including placement, abutment and crown would be from $5,500* (*Price guide only). You can read more about the cost of all on 4 dental implants here.